24 inches away from the ground
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How deep are gas lines buried in the ground?
On average, though, main gas lines are buried at least 24 inches deep and service lines (the ones that actually run up to your house) are only buried about 18 inches deep.
How far should you be from natural gas and electric lines?
Natural gas and electric pipes have buried a minimum of 24 inches deep. 2. Once utility lines are marked for you, it is advisable to keep a distance of about 15 inches from either side of the marked lines. This is because the gadgets used to detect utility lines are not 100% precise
How is the depth of gas lines measured?
The depth of gas lines is measured from the frost line in cold regions. But there are no shortcuts when digging below ground, and safety precautions should be your number one priority.
How do you find a gas line on the ground?
For example, to locate a gas line, mark where the pipe joins your house from the street and mark this point. Next, find where the gas lines are connected to your house and figure out a straight line between these two points. Never try to probe the ground to find a utility line as it might be dangerous and costly in the long run.